Quito + GALAPAGOS + La selva
Ecuador is one of the few countries in the whole world that has been classified as mega-diverse. Enjoying three different regions in one trip is an opportunity that you won’t want to miss out on!
This trip will take you through the theory of evolution in the Galapagos Islands, in the best and most exclusive cruises in the archipelago, combined with Quito, the Light of America with its history that dates to Pre-Incan times. Finally, you will experience the Amazon from the most elite lodge in the area, on the border with Yasuni National Park, La Selva Amazon Ecolodge, making for an unforgettable adventure.
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|15-day Galapagos + Amazon Ecolodge|
|Day 1||Welcome to Quito
Upon arrival to the airport of Quito you will be greeted by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in the city of Quito, where you will spend the night.
|Day 2||Visit the jewel of the Andes Quito City tour
In the morning we will visit the colonial district of Quito. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved colonial districts in Latin America. We will start our tour at La Plaza de la Independencia (the independence square), where we will see the monument to the independence of the city, a beautiful work of art that reminds Ecuador of its bravery and freedom. This square is home to the main powers of the government, including the Presidential Palace (or “Carondelet Palace”), the Cathedral, and the Archbishop Palace, which stands testimony to the importance of the Catholic church in the lives of Ecuadorians and the municipality.
We will continue towards the Church of La Compañ?a, one of the most exquisite works of art of the colonial times. This Jesuit temple was built in the baroque style and incorporates the indigenous culture to the European techniques, a unique and astonishing temple in which interiors are decorated with gold leaf and beautiful paintings of the Quiteñean artists.
After this visit, we will continue to San Francisco Square, where we will find the San Francisco Church and Monastery. Here, legends and traditions come alive in a wonderful setting. We finish our tour with a visit to El Panecillo hill, from which point the winged Virgin looks upon the city.
The night will be spent at your Quito hotel.
|Day 3||From the Andes to the Jungle
In the morning, your transportation will be ready to take you to the airport to catch your local flight to the city of Coca. Upon arrival to Coca, a representative of La Selva Lodge & Spa will be ready to receive you and take you to the motorized canoe that will take you to the lodge.
After a two-hour ride along the Napo River in the presence of the amazing Amazon forest and with small Kichwa houses in the river side, you will arrive to the lodge's private dock. At the dock you will be transferred to a paddling canoe and your Amazon adventure will continue into the eerie but fascinating blackwater ecosystem.
Upon arrival to La Selva Lodge, you will be met by the lodge manager, and you will plan your activities for the rest of the stay.
|Days 4 to 5||Amazon Adventure
From days 4 to 5 you will experience the harmony and beauty of the rainforest and its inhabitants.
During your leisure time you can enjoy a relaxing massage in our spa or explore the lake with one of the kayaks available in the Lodge. Or just take a moment to reflect upon the beautiful sunsets and the magical sound of the nature surrounding you.
|Day 6||Return to Quito
After breakfast, you will take the motorized canoe back to the city of Coca, and then your flight back to Quito. At the Quito airport you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred back to the Quito hotel where you will spend the night and prepare for your Galapagos cruise.
|Day 7||Galapagos: The enchanted Islands
The next stop in your Ecuadorian adventure is the famously enchanted Galapagos Islands. Named after the giant tortoises that call the Islands home, the archipelago is one of the most beautiful and idyllic destinations in the world. White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and a unique array of flora and fauna will make of your visit a timeless memory.
In the morning you will be picked up by your transport and taken to the airport for your flight to the Galapagos Islands. Once in the Galapagos, you will be received by one of our representatives to start your journey in this natural paradise.
|Days 8 to 13||Galapagos Islands Luxury Cruise
Depending on the itinerary of your cruise, you will be able to visit different islands. Enjoy the beauty of each island and the amazing features of each visitor site. In the Galapagos, no place is equal to another, from white sandy beaches to black lava fields.
You will enjoy this unique archipelago aboard the best and most luxurious catamarans in the Galapagos Islands. With superb service and an exquisite menu, this is the perfect complement for your tour to the Galapagos Islands.
Your tour will be an unforgettable experience filled with good memories and incredible experiences.
|Day 14||Return to Quito
On this day, we will return to the charming city of Quito. After your flight from the Galapagos, you will arrive to the airport in Quito where our representative will be waiting for you. Once in your hotel, you can rest after your exciting trip or take advantage of your last night in Ecuador and explore the active Quito nightlife.
On the last day of your stay, your pickup will be scheduled according to your flight's departure. Our team will pick you up and drive you to the airport. Bid this beautiful corner of the world adieu as you bring your amazing adventure in Ecuador to a bittersweet close.
|Per person||US$ 8527|